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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pictures of the North Forty!

It is rare that I am being lazy this evening. All of my equipment I use for mowing the North Forty are all broken. All of March and now most of April I have been dealing with broken tractors.

Now I find myself this evening with nothing to mow with so I thought I would just drive around and show you where I hang my many hats.

Sit back and relax this will take a while. Picture Happy tonight!
Before I get in the mule and drive you around the fields let me show you what I have hanging around on my porch.

I love this basket. It speaks volumes for letting you know that You  and Spring are Welcome here.

This lovely plant I received from my grand babies for Easter. It sets on a round table that is covered with one of my old table clothes. They also gave me a beautiful Easter Lily that is inside of the house. 

My two signs that Hang on my porch. The one by my pink porch swings says Dance as if no one were watching. Sing as if no one were listening and  Live every day as if it were your last.

Hanging by the front door is my wreath that says  When In Doubt Look Up!

On my side walkway coming from the car I have a big strawberry basket hanging on a bird stand.  I just can't wait to see if it produces.

Of course it would not be a country porch unless you have a fat Momma Cat lying around and yes she is pregnant  I was ugly today and told Tinkerbell (my inside cat) that she was fatter than pregnant Momma Cat.
Yep Tinkerbell got her feelings hurt when I told her that so she is not talking to me right now.

Hop on the mule and lets get our tour started. First we start with the little pink house that sits behind mine.
I am seriously thinking of opening a business in this cute house.

Past the pink house to the left is a field where I go fishing. Next to the pond is a beautiful gazebo.
Saturday we are having a 65th Birthday Party here for my oldest brother. 
My main goal tonight was to try and shoot a picture inside of this out house because would you believe buzzards have laid two eggs in this ole building and they guard it so I can't get too close. I did see the eggs really good one day but did not have my camera.

This field sits to the right of my ole yellow house.
A pasture that I need to mow.

A side view of where I live in the ole yellow house.

Front view coming in from the road.

Front pasture near my house.

Side view of the ole yellow house.

Hope you enjoyed our ride around tonight. I know some of you have seen where I live but for those that haven't I thought they might enjoy these pictures.

I pray you are well and enjoying your week.
Blogger is messing up now so I guess I will say good night and
Sweet Dreams!

Love to all



Paula said...

You have a beautiful place Maggie. Thanks for sharing. John owned a place at Campbellton at one time and a buzzard laid two eggs in the old house. We watched them until they hatched.

Shirley said...

Hi Maggie, I love the tour of the homestead. I would love to have your gazeblo. I don't think I spelled that right. I would much sooner have your visitors then Donna's. I have been a little hit and miss with reading, but I have my new glasses and it does make a difference. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Gorges Smythe said...

Pretty place!

yaya said...

How fun! I love home tours and seeing all that beautiful land and your cute house has made my evening! It's really a cool place, I especially love the pond and gazebo. I would love both of those here at the Pines....thanks again Maggie! (hope the mowers get fixed soon!..that's alot of land to tend)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a beautiful area. I love picket fences and pastures.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

What a beautiful, peaceful place, Maggie! I loved your tour -- including the old outhouse. It reminds me so much of the farm my grandparents once had. I know taking care of it all is a lot of work, but, still, you're very blessed to live in such a place! And opening a business in that little pink house sounds wonderful! Will look forward to hearing more about that!

Laney said...

I absolutely love your pictures. Country life you have there. Your flowers are beautiful. reckon you'll post pics of the kitty's once they are born. i'm not a cat person. i'm a dog person. I only lived in the country for 7 yrs on and off and I was born and bred in the city. that's all i know altho i was country for 7 yrs. but not as country as some people. hope to hear from you. have a great weekend.

Laney said...

Just noticed this. The side view of your house makes me think of the old house my mom's mom (my gma) use to live in before she left her husband who passed away. and no i dont call him granddaddy b/c he wasnt and didnt act like one. too concerned about his smoking addiction. anyways....wish i could find pics and then i could show u but i dont think there's any.

joanne said...

lovely dear Maggie, just lovely. Thanks for the tour!

acorn hollow said...

I did enjoy my ride great piece of property for sure.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I love your home and land Maggie May.. It looks like a movie set.

Have a wonderful time with your Bro at his bday party. Love that Gazebo at the lake.

wishing you every happiness this plane has to offer.
love n hugs

My name WAS Female, I shit you not! said...

YOU have a piece of "HEAVEN" Right THAR! (((hugs)))

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm sure it's a lot of work, Maggie, but it is certainly beautiful. You've got some great views. What kind of business are you thinking of?

Arkansas Patti said...

Gosh Maggie, what a beautiful and peaceful place to live in. The perfect place for your brother's birthday party. Wishing him a Happy Birthday.

Julia said...

Wow Maggie, you have a beautiful piece of heaven. Wide open spaces, a nice little house, a lake with fish, trees, gazebo, flowers, guest house, tractors galore, kitties and more to come, now all you need is a mechanic and you've got it all.

Thanks for the grand tour. I love my visit at North Forty but my, it must be an awful lot of work for you to maintain all this place.
Love, Julia

Debby said...

I love where you live. I hope you get free rent for all that maintenance.
Love your flowers too.
Happy birthday to your brother.
I know you have read about my love for buzzards. It is interesting that they lay eggs where they do.
You have a great week-end my friend.

Delena said...

Beautiful fun pictures of Spring. Thanks for sharing your lovely North Forty!!

Carolyn said...

Just delightful, Maggie. There is nothing so peaceful than the "country quiet". And yes, as someone commented, your place from my angle does look a movie setting. I can see dollar signs between my eyes; call MGM! Just a thought.

Sorry I've not been more communicative the past month. I feel you understand completely.

Tomorrow is your brother's birthday? Wish I could be at the party and experience your beautiful place. Mine is Saturday too. Is your brother bullheaded as Taurus folks are purported to be? Me? Naw, never. HaHa.

If I was near I'd like one of the kittens...I have mice!

Nezzy said...

Oh my friend, thanks for lettin' us hope in that mule of your and ride 'round your beautiful place!

My mower had been down a week. 'Thought I'd have to call the guys in the white jackets a couple times...ya'll know how I like my grass even. I'm twisted like that!

Mowed yesterday...ahhhhhh, music to my ears!!!

I do so live that beautiful gazebo. I have a little hill in my yard I've always wanted to sit on atop. That little outhouse is priceless even with tenants!!!

God bless ya sweetie and please enjoy your weekend!!! :o)

Kim said...

Hi Maggie,
The old North 40 looks lovely to me. I always enjoy it when you show us some pictures. I would be sitting in that cute gazebo sipping cocktails all day long :)

Thanks for your comment. I think I really did channel Ms Pearl the other night on my little rant. (It felt good) Lol

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love that pink house! If you opened a business there, I'd be seriously tempted to stop by and patronize it!

Thanks for the sweet look at your little farm. Don't you just love living in the country?



Chatty Crone said...

You have a gorgeous home and the most beautiful yard - acreage I have ever seen - thanks for the trip. sandie

Darlene said...

I enjoyed the tour and I think your surroundings are just beautiful, Maggie. I do worry though that you are spending so much of your time mowing and taking care of all that property. Don't you feel like it is getting a little too much for you? And to think that your equipment is breaking down so often. It only makes it that much harder when you have to get back to work when you do get it fixed. I think it would be lovely to be able to live there and not have to work so hard on its upkeep. How long will you be doing this?

Have fun with the birthday boy!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

What a treat seeing your neck of the woods! Do you know how blessed you are to have so much land in such a scenic spot? I've never lived with that much land wrapping around me--must be bliss.

Enjoy the weekend!

GerryART said...

Another wonderful visit, Maggie.
You know I'd just settle in on your porch with an ice tea, knit on my latest pair o' sox and chit-chat with you.
So relaxing
hugs to you sweetie

Sue said...

What a lovely spot, Maggie!

And I think you SHOULD open a business in the little pink house...


Angela said...

Your place is just beautiful! I love those old trees in your yard! Love how flat your yard is too. We have a fairly flat yard around our house but the rest of our land is hillside. We are just blessed to have some flat land in West Virginia! lol

Jennifer Richardson said...

magical looking place, your beautiful north forty:)
kind of reminds me
of Green Gables...the one
in my imagination all these years.
And I've always wanted to drive
a tractor.
Yours are marvelous:)
happy Springing,

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Man, I hate broken equipment; means nothing gets done and everything piles up. Enjoyed the tour though.